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Three AZ cases before Supreme Court this term (access required)

Arizona will have a prominent presence in the U.S. Supreme Court term that began Oct. 1 with cases that will settle the issues of matching funds for Clean Elections candidates, tax breaks for donations for private school scholarships, and penalties for employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants.

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Weiers, Yee oust Quelland in LD10 House (access required)

The Democrats won’t have ousted lawmaker Doug Quelland to kick around in the Legislative District 10 House race in November. Republicans considered Quelland, who ran with public funding after being expelled from office for violating Clean Elections laws, to be ...

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Ducey, Horne lead statewide candidates in spending (access required)

Doug Ducey reported spending $581,000 on the Republican primary for state treasurer, more than any state-level candidate except for Buz Mills' defunct gubernatorial campaign.

Ducey, the former CEO of Cold Stone Creamery, spent $100,000 in the week before the Aug. 10 trigger report was submitted to the Arizona Secretary of State's Office. Partly due to the spate of television ads he's aired, Ducey has spent more than every state treasurer candidate from the past two election cycles combined in his four-way primary.

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An early contender, Martin fades amid Brewer’s momentum (access required)

When state Treasurer Dean Martin entered the race in January, he had long looked like Gov. Jan Brewer’s most dangerous adversary in the Republican primary. Brewer was floundering in her budget battle with the Legislature and reeling from conservative opposition to her proposed sales tax hike.

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